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Old 04-02-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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As they say "Just coming in to Work". How long do you think it will be before Mexico brings it's Drug War into the USA.
http://projects.latimes.com/mexico-drug-war/#/its-a-war A more complete history of the issue.

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Old 04-02-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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I fear it each and every day. Some businesses in my city are owned by people from Juarez. There have been threats of violence, by the cartels, against those businesses in the past. I think it is only a matter of time before the drug war crosses the border into the U.S.
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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with tighter border control the mexican drug gangs will move their operations into the US. They've already started growing their marijuana here.

it's time to end this madness and change our drug policy because we are losing the war on drugs
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Maine
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The cartels already have massive grow operations in the National forrests of California. It is my opinion that if Marijuana were legal there would be far less crime associated with it and less use by minors.
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Why not? It's just following the supply/demand chain.
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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The cartels couldn't operate in the US nearly as well as they can in Mexico. Despite all our problems we still have strong and mostly uncorrupt law enforcement which would keep the cartels from becoming very powerful.

Also, in Mexico they can operate in the open and control the general populace through fear and aggression. It's a system that just wouldn't work in the land of the free and freely armed. Crime is already forced underground here, and the "don't tread on me" mentality with the means to back it up would make it impossible for cartels to operate here like they do like in Mexico.

If Mexico really wanted to hurt the cartels, they would allow law abiding Mexican citizens to own firearms and have the right to defend themselves.

Besides our value to the cartels is as a marketplace, not a base of operations.

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Old 04-02-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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The cartels already have massive grow operations in the National forrests of California. It is my opinion that if Marijuana were legal there would be far less crime associated with it and less use by minors.
If you decriminalized marijuana then you could easily push the cartels out of the pot-growing game on American soil...US citizens could proudly buy "American" home-grown weed grown by honest Northern California farmers.
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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If you decriminalized marijuana then you could easily push the cartels out of the pot-growing game on American soil...US citizens could proudly buy "American" home-grown weed grown by honest Northern California farmers.
Maybe even go further and get a USDA "organically grown" label
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Well it's not helping us that border security got cut in the budget and border patrol agents have been reassigned from the Mexican border to the Canadian border.

IMO that will just make a bad problem worse.
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Well it's not helping us that border security got cut in the budget and border patrol agents have been reassigned from the Mexican border to the Canadian border.

IMO that will just make a bad problem worse.
WTF are you talking about?

Are you just trying to yank a few chains?
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